Spectrum Youth Coaches are the primary, front line staff in the Drop-In Center. They provide brief interventions, screening, resource coordination, referrals, and case management to youth being served in the Spectrum Drop-In Center. The Youth Coaches are young adults who are at least 18 years old and need to be healthy role models for the youth being served. The hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
o Maintain Drop-In Center as a safe, clean, and accessible space for youth and young adults, ages 14-24.
o Provide basic needs to youth who access Drop-In services.
o Adhere to the procedures and policies of the agency and of the program, assisting in programmatic policy updates as needed.
o Provide supportive engagement and brief interventions based on Motivational Interviewing.
o Use appropriate crisis intervention techniques in the space to deescalate youth and maintain a safe space for all community members.
o Provide resource coordination, case management, and referrals to other Spectrum and community services as appropriate.
o Provide formal Recovery Coaching to interested youth.
o Facilitate activities to attract, educate, and empower youth.
o Advocate for and with youth and assist them to access and utilize resources and services within Spectrum and the community by maintaining partnerships with other programs and agencies.
o Participate in regular outreach efforts to engage youth outside of the space.
o Perform formal intake process with each new youth to the space.
o Keep daily logs of youth and services provided.
o Conduct appropriate screenings and provide data for funding requirements.
o Track youth interactions and progress through detailed notes in agency database and inter-program lines of communication.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
The above duties will be carried out in the Drop-In Center and occasionally requires transporting clients in the local area. The hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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